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For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to creating things, but it was not until my time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that it became something more. I was studying Art History and Textiles when I rejuvenated my jewelry making hobby from when I was younger. I decided to sign up for metal working classes, and my craft evolved with each new technique that I learned. Eventually, I began to sell my creations at the Art Sales that were held each semester, with the original intent of selling my scarves and weavings. But with every sale, I sold more and more of my jewelry. In 2010, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and have been working on Jewelry Design ever since.

My influences usually come from either the natural world, in one way or another, or from culturally derived ornaments and patterns. Some of my favorite inspirations include all types of organisms (I particularly…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 17
  • Joined November 23, 2008

Favorite materials

Natural Dyes, Cotton, Wool, Gold, Silver, Copper, Pearls, Shell, Swarovski Crystal, Wire, and Glass

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For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to creating things, but it was not until my time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that it became something more. I was studying Art History and Textiles when I rejuvenated my jewelry making hobby from when I was younger. I decided to sign up for metal working classes, and my craft evolved with each new technique that I learned. Eventually, I began to sell my creations at the Art Sales that were held each semester, with the original intent of selling my scarves and weavings. But with every sale, I sold more and more of my jewelry. In 2010, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and have been working on Jewelry Design ever since.

My influences usually come from either the natural world, in one way or another, or from culturally derived ornaments and patterns. Some of my favorite inspirations include all types of organisms (I particularly like invertebrates), non-western art, natural textures and colors, and the symmetry/asymmetry that occurs in anything that grows.

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